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Just got done with a summer music festival and did great for the weekend. However, I am noticing more and more customers just outright bashing paraffin candles with wild claims of how toxic they are. Currently my candles are soy/coconut, but when trying to defend paraffin they tend to look puzzled as to why I am not bad mouthing paraffin wax along side them. I then go on to try to explain that no matter what wax, as long as it is properly tested and wicked it will be just fine. But they do not want to hear it and have their mind set. I usually end the sale with them saying something like "Thank god your candles are soy, or else I would not be buying it"

 

So..do any of you currently sell all paraffin candles? And if so, do you have to "convince" people that your candle is perfectly safe etc etc?

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Yankee, Kringle, etc don’t seem to be suffering 🤷🏻‍♀️
I think many of the in-person markets and festivals draw “that type” of customer. It’s frustrating knowing a crappily made soy candle will sell but a much nicer paraffin/palm/etc will be snubbed. They are not our market.

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28 minutes ago, TallTayl said:

Yankee, Kringle, etc don’t seem to be suffering 🤷🏻‍♀️
I think many of the in-person markets and festivals draw “that type” of customer. It’s frustrating knowing a crappily made soy candle will sell but a much nicer paraffin/palm/etc will be snubbed. They are not our market.

Ya, that is what I have been thinking all along. If Yankee, Kringle, Village sell boat loads of paraffin still then it must be ok. I just have to realize that "those people" are those people lol

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It's an emotional issue and for seemingly most people this means reason has no place in the discussion. 

 

Fact is every material used in candles can be considered reasonably safe but also can be shown to be problematic in one way or another. 

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On 6/3/2022 at 8:05 PM, bfroberts said:

All day, every day. I am fortunate. No one in my area cares one way or the other. They just want a great smelling, clean burning candle. That I can do.

Same, now if i could get some paraffin wax which was consistently good then I’d be set. 

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1 minute ago, ErronB said:

Same, now if i could get some paraffin wax which was consistently good then I’d be set. 

I feel ya. My wax was out of stock from 3/30 until 5/13. I can't work like that. I considered ordering something, anything just so I could carry on, but I was afraid anything I chose would be wonky and I'd spend half a case retesting. I swear, it didn't used to be like this.

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33 minutes ago, bfroberts said:

I feel ya. My wax was out of stock from 3/30 until 5/13. I can't work like that. I considered ordering something, anything just so I could carry on, but I was afraid anything I chose would be wonky and I'd spend half a case retesting. I swear, it didn't used to be like this.

My main supplier has been out of wax since October 2021 with no ETA on when it might be back in stock. I am now forced to find another since I am on my last 10 lbs of it. I'm over it. I can't find a paraffin or even Para Soy that I like and is consistent. Tried Para Coco and that's a big fat no for me. OVER IT.

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On 6/3/2022 at 6:02 PM, NightLight said:

I see a lot of candle marketed as soy, soy coconut but they do have paraffin in them. All soy urban myth. Frankly just soy is terrible but people have been brainwashed. Soy gmo etc. 

 

"Brainwashed" is one way to put it, LOL. And you can't always educate stupid. 😃

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11 hours ago, bfroberts said:

I swear, it didn't used to be like this.

 

I know, a few years back I started making and testing candles and it was more fun and much easier to wick a nice, strong candle. That didn't last long and then the crap waxes started showing up. 😝

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Regarding these preblends. My theory is use the most popular in stock waxes to make a parasoy. More suppliers will carry than let’s say some of the coco blends etc.

 

None of the waxes are good on their own, all have issues.

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We make all paraffin and already went through that battle ... too many times. Either they buy or they don't but we're not going to bash waxes or cause problems for other vendors that do. Your product will sell itself if its made appropriately and if you can establish a good reputation etc. Our reputation probably is down a bit because of a string of bad luck and no fairs etc. but we're working to adjust to new waxes and testing and hopefully no more tornados or ceilings caving in or illnesses or deaths. 

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On 7/13/2022 at 4:16 PM, Scented said:

We make all paraffin and already went through that battle ... too many times. Either they buy or they don't but we're not going to bash waxes or cause problems for other vendors that do. Your product will sell itself if its made appropriately and if you can establish a good reputation etc.

 

Yes, I totally agree with those statements, I don't like all that paraffin bashing either, it's ridiculous, creates a bad vibe and is a big turn off. As a buyer, when I come across a candle seller that is going on about paraffin being toxic or any other stupid claims, I leave their store immediately. To me it looks like they don't know what they are talking about and I don't trust them. There's nothing wrong or dangerous with using paraffin wax for candles and I believe it is food grade paraffin. If it were so dangerous and had been proved to be dangerous then it would be banned like lead wicks were. If people don't like something for whatever reason then they don't have to use it or buy it. I like and use paraffin along with several different waxes. Paraffin is better when making certain types of products. And making high quality products along with proper testing is a must, no matter which wax you use. 🤗

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